Can plugs be wired in series in Ontario?

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Posted by: from Ottawa
4/15/2021 at 9:55:28 PM

Can basement plugs be wire in series in Ontario, Canada. or do the always have to be in parallel to be code compliant come thanks

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Ian in Edmonton
Date/Time4/16/2021 at 11:58:32 AM

Plugs absolutely cannot be wired in series. You might find things like a string of Christmas lights wired in series in which case the voltage across each light would equal the voltage (110) divided by the number of lights.

Interesting fun fact: you can have a 3-wire conductor feeding two branch circuits (with a common neutral). The neutral can be the same size as the two hot wires because the two circuits are 180 degrees out of phase; if both circuits were to carry the same load the neutral wire will not be carrying any load.

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